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Apple to begin reopening stores, starting with South Korea

By: Bloomberg |

Published: April 17, 2020 2:19:09 PM





Apple’s retail head Didre O’Brien told employees last month that the company aims to open at least a few stores in the first half of April, so restarting Seoul stores comes close to meeting that goal. (Image: Bloomberg)

Apple Inc plans to reopen its stand-alone retail store in South Korea, as the iPhone maker closed all 458 stores outside China in March.

California-based California-based technology giant closed stores to help curb the spread of Copperid-19. All 42 stores in China were closed for about two months before reopening them in March.

Apple said in a statement that “South Korea has shown great progress during the spread of COVID-19,” prompting the company to reopen its Seoul store on 18 April. The location will begin at an adjusted time to ensure customers. Keep employees healthy. “Apple also said it would focus on support rather than focus on sales.

“A focus for the store will be service and support at the talented bar,” Apple said in a statement on Thursday. “For customers who want to shop, we have many options, including ordering online for delivery or taking it to the store.” Customers will still have the option to make in-store purchases.

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According to Johns Hopkins University data, there are 10,603 cases of Kovid-19 in South Korea and the spread of the virus has been curbed in early April.

Apple’s retail head Didre O’Brien told employees last month that the company aims to open at least a few stores in the first half of April, so restarting Seoul stores comes close to meeting that goal. The company plans to open stores in the US in early May. Bloomberg news Has reported As in China, hundreds of stores will relaunch at rolling stores over several weeks.

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